Newcastle train derailed: Commuter chaos as services for King's Cross now start at York


London North Eastern Railway (LNER) notified its 191,700 Twitter followers about the disruption to service earlier this morning.

Posting on Twitter at 5:20am, LNER said: “Due to a derailment at Newcastle depot, services are subject to delays and short-notice amendments.”

The update was accompanied by an image which warned disruption was likely at services between Edinburgh Waverley and York.

Newcastle and Sunderland were also identified as areas affected by the depot derailment.

LNER later added two more posts to update Brits on how they can use the network.

They said: “Ticket acceptance is in place with TransPennine Express and Cross Country via any reasonable route.”

LNER has since amended the 7:08am service from Middlesbrough to London King’s Cross to start almost 50miles away in York.

The 5:25am service from Newcastle to London King’s Cross has also been moved 85miles south to York.

However, the 6am Berwick-upon-Tweed to London King’s Cross service has been amended to start from Newcastle.

Other services have been cancelled following the derailment.

LNER’s website highlights how the 5:59am service from Newcastle to the capital has been cancelled.

The later 6:43am service from Sunderland to King’s Cross has also been halted.

Train Beacon, a mobile app which shows estimated UK train positions in augmented reality, claims disruption could last on all affected routes until 10am.

They said: “A derailment in the depot at Newcastle is causing disruption to TransPennine Express services at this station.

“Trains may be cancelled. This is expected until 10am.”



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